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The devil is For Losers


 

I get so many people writing my space boasting about how great the devil is and how he is greater than God. Most of them contain really foul language and are not suitable for this space and so I have to delete them.

These people, mostly teens, have been fooled into believing that he is their champion and yet he is leading them directly to hell. He is called the god of this age. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 says; If the Good News we preach is veiled from anyone, it is a sign that they are perishing. Satan, the god of this evil world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe, so they are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News that is shining upon them. They don’t understand the message we preach about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. (NLT) 2 Corinthians 11:14 calls him an angel of light.

These people have been drawn in by his lies in various ways. They lust for power and they think satan gives them that. Yes he will give them power and once he has them in his grasp, he will snuff out their lives. Many of them are lonely and come from broken homes or homes where the parents are too busy for their children. They have been introduced by friends or through music and other means that glorify the devil.

When I was about 13, I bought a Ouija board. It was in the toy store and it looked interesting. I had never heard about what it was or what it could do. An Ouija board is an open door through which satan can enter into your life. It was featured prominently in the movie the Exorcist as a means to demonic possession. I was fascinated by the way it would move around the board and would answer questions that nobody could have known. Fortunately about a week after, my mom made me get rid of it. If I had continued using it there is no telling what doors I would have opened. Other open doors to the devil and giving him power over you are things such as tarot cards, reading tea leaves, any kind of fortune telling, horoscopes, seances, music and much more.

Jesus said in John 8:44b concerning the devil; "He was a murderer from the beginning and has always hated the truth. There is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies." (NLT) He is good at deceiving people by giving them just a little bit of the truth mixed with a whole lot of deception. He used it in deceiving Eve in the garden (Genesis 3) and tried to use it with Jesus in the temptation in the wilderness. (Matthew 4)

1Peter 5:8 tells us to "Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the Devil, your great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for some victim to devour." Many believers fall into the trap of thinking it’s ok to fool around with horoscopes and fortune telling. I have a family member who claims to be a believer and yet bases all her interaction with others on what sign they are and when they were born. You say it’s just innocent fun and yet the bible calls it an abomination to God. The Scriptures make it clear that any type of astrological practice is severely condemned by God, for it attempts to understand the future through occultic means rather than through God’s divinely inspired Word. The fatalistic approach of astrology, which says our lives are determined by the stars, is contradicted by Scripture, which holds us responsible for our destiny. Astrology and Christianity are simply incompatible. Don’t be fooled. Whenever somebody asks what my sign is, I tell them it is the sign of the cross.

We as believers need to take a stand against the enemies plans. Pray for your children everyday before they go out into the world. I read a book called the Beautiful Side of Evil by Joanna Michelson. She used to be a high level devil worshipper who taught in school and would try and recruit children into satan worship. She said the children they could not touch were always the ones who came from Christian homes where the parents took time to pray with them in the morning and plead the blood of Jesus over.

Paul says in Ephesians 6:10-18; A final word: Be strong with the Lord’s mighty power. Put on all of God’s armour so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil. For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.

Use every piece of God’s armour to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armour of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that you will be fully prepared. In every battle you will need faith as your shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed at you by Satan. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere. James 4:7 says to resist the devil and he will flee from you. (NLT)

Finally remember what the devil’s end is and remind him of it when he attacks. Revelation 20:10; Then the Devil, who betrayed them, was thrown into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (NLT)

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Comments on: "The devil is For Losers" (100)

  1. Xx-Mr_Roboto-xXI have to laugh at the number of people who come to my space and claim I am pushing my beliefs on them. Hello! I didn\’t go to your space or send you an invitation. You came here on your own. This is my personnel space and last time I checked there is no laws outlawing freedom of speech. To me it looks like you are the one who is a fool and ignorent. Listen to what Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4: 3-4 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age (the devil) has blinded the minds of unbelievers (such as you), so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. The fool says in his heart there is no God.I get tired of hearing that wicca is the oldest religion. Sorry but the word says in the beginning God! Sounds pretty clear to me who came first. Pantheisim or the belief that god is through all and in all such as wiccans and paggans believe is an abomination to God simply because it is a lie that leads people away from who God truly is. Yes people have a choice. They can choose either to believe or not to believe that there is a God and that there is a heaven and a hell. But choosing not to believe doesn\’t change the fact that they exist and that one day you are going to have to face that reality. I have seen hell and heard the screams of the people. I even smelt the sulfer. It\’s not a place I want even my own worst enemy to go. As for saying that there is no proof for God\’s existance, look around you need more faith not to believe that to know He is there.

  2. Hi there!Thanks for bringing the Gospel to the Web world!I changed my Web Space, so perhaps you\’d like to update my URL link (it\’s no longer La lumière du monde)A brother in Christ,PhilippeP.S. I posted some English messages on my blog… hope you\’ll like them!

  3. Oh me, oh my… It looks as though my comment has been deleted… Is it the swearing? It\’s just lucky that I have no life and decided to copy my comment before I posted. I\’ve edited out the swearing, if that\’s what bothers you. So come on! I\’ve raised a few legitimate points, you have to admit. Why not adress them instead of deleting them? After all, it\’s your duty as a faithful Christian to help me see the error of my ways, and guide me away from my path of sin and the eternal damnation that awaits me at the end. Don\’t let me down – I\’ve grown up with people throwing "You\’re an idiot because you\’re not Christian!" my way, and I\’m eager to see what an educated minister has to say on the subject.Now then, my original post that was deleted (well-meaningly, I\’m sure) with the naughty words edited out:Wait. Ouija boards? Did I read that right? I\’m an atheist by upbringing, and though I disagree with many of your arguements, you actually sounded credible until that bit about Ouija boards. By then I was torn between an impulse to laugh and – well, mostly just an impulse to laugh.Yes. To the good-natured Christian, Ouija boards are sinful. Video games are sinful. Harry Potter is sinful (no joke). The sheer triviality of some of these things amazes me. Anyone up for a big steaming cup of intolerance? And whenever you look at them and ask exactly why these things are sinful, it\’s always back to the old standby – quote the Bible. But I mean, come on, it\’s the holy text of Christianity – don\’t you think it might just be a wee bit biased? And your reasons for why Wycca isn\’t the first religion – "The word says in the beginning God!"As eloquent as it is, I can\’t help but reel at the sheer [edit] posed by that statement. It\’s based solely on the assumption that everything the Bible says is true. Without that utterly far-fetched assumption, your arguement falls to pieces.But here\’s a challenge: why not try justifying the religion without reference to the bible? I mean, blind devotion, while admirable [edit], amounts to diddly in the real world. It reminds me of a little kid having an anger tantrum outside a sweetshop, and the only reason he can give when his parents try to be reasonable is always the same: "I WANT it!" There\’s no sense, there\’s no reason – God exists because God said so. Wow. Go for circular logic.I have many other reasons as to why God and the Bible [edit]. Feel free to check out some of my opinions (I\’d simply direct you to my space, but I\’m afraid some of the other articles are much more offensive):http://spaces.msn.com/members/alanthebao/Blog/cns!1p543I7AmBaoEpdCJ0bO3L0w!242.entryShameless self-advertising aside, I\’d really like to see how a devoted Christian would respond to many of these questions that are posed. I don\’t have an axe to grind here – it\’s not like I despise religion and bash it senselessly. If anyone gives me a good solid evidence/sensible reason to the existence of God, I\’d definitely change my views. But seeing as how all the religious justification that I\’ve heard so far [edit: from people less educated in the Christian ways, I\’m sure] amounted to little more than insipid, self-righteous blather, it\’s kind of hard for a change in ideals to take place. So view it as an opportunity to save a potential young soul from the clutches of damnation. Heh. Anyway, I\’m done spewing my egocentric tripe here – I\’ll leave you now with a thought-inspiring quote:"And then God said, \’let there be Satan, so people don\’t blame all the bad [edit] on me.\’ And as an afterthought, he added, \’Let there be lawyers, so people don\’t blame all the bad [edit] on Satan.\’":D

  4. GraduateUnderachiever It\’s impossible for God to prove his existence to beings with freedom of thought. For any conceivable thing that God could do to demonstrate his existence, one or more of the following objections can always be made: – The person(s) witnessing the demonstration were hallucinating or dreaming – The demonstration was an optical illusion – The demonstration is a natural phenomena which science will eventually explain – The demonstration was not caused by God, but by someone else, possibly someone masquerading as God: Satan, an advanced race of aliens, a committee of deities, etc. – The demonstration was misinterpreted: aliens made a mistake when they tried to contact us, the scientists who documented it made mistakes or were biased towards theism, etc. – God existed when he caused the demonstration to occur, but he\’s since vanished or died – The demonstration never occurred, because the world was created yesterday and all our memories were faked, or because The Matrix is reality and this world is a virtual simulation created by aliens/robots/etc. to occupy our minds Since many of the above objections can\’t be absolutely disproven, God\’s existence can\’t be absolutely proven. This holds even for such popular suggestions as God\’s writing a message in the sky or God implanting knowledge of his existence in every human (actually, God has already done things similar to both of these). A message in the sky could have come from aliens; an inborn knowledge of God could have been a lie implanted by the alien race that created us, or it could be an evolutionary artifact dating to the time when human-level consciousness first emerged. God has granted us freedom of thought, which includes the freedom to deny his existence. (Incidentally, Jesus pointed out this phenomenon in Luke 16:19-31, and we see it in practice in passages like Mark 3:22 and Exodus 32:1.) God does provide evidence Though God hasn\’t given us proof, he has placed enough evidence in the world for people to believe in him (Rom 1:18-20). Romans 1:20 states, "Since the creation of the world God\’s invisible qualities…have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made." How is this so? People throughout history have seen both the power and beauty of nature. Questions such as "What controls thunder and lightning?" and "How did the stars get in the sky?" lead naturally to "Is there someone who created the universe and controls it?" And once someone asks that question, they need only ask God to reveal himself to be given what further evidence they may need to believe (Mt 7:7-8). (For more on this, see How can faith be rational?) If the evidence is clear, why doesn\’t everyone believe? Some have asked, "If the evidence is so plain to see, why doesn\’t everyone believe in God?" God\’s existence and Christianity are not propositions like "matter is composed of atoms" that can be regarded neutrally; their truth or falsehood affects our lives and our entire world view. Consciously or unconsciously, everyone has a bias against God. No one wants to stand before a perfectly good God and realize how far one has fallen short of the standard. Thus there is a part in all of us, both Christian and non-Christian, that wants to reject God, just as there is a part in all of us that wants to do good. That bias causes people to act in a variety of ways: some people don\’t want to investigate any evidence for God, others will try to explain it away, etc. An interesting thought exercise is to consider how you would react if the evidence you would like God to provide for his existence were presented to you as evidence that an invisible pink unicorn exists. No one wants to publicly vouch for the existence of an invisible unicorn because it would make one look foolish; hence we have an inherent bias against believing in its existence. If we all saw "Hello from the Invisible Pink Unicorns of Planet Qumleb! We wrote this message to notify you of our existence and wonderful powers. Come visit us when you discover high-speed space travel" written in the sky tomorrow, would we take it at face value, or would we think that someone at NASA had pulled off a masterful practical joke (and ridicule those who took the message seriously)? God wants a relationship built on trust, not proof Yet even if God provided proof that was satisfactory to everyone, faith and trust would still be required to follow God. The atheist\’s question would merely change from "Why doesn\’t God prove his existence?" to "Why doesn\’t God explain why he did this and not that?" Atheists themselves would become theists, but not all of them would become Christians: one can believe God exists without believing he\’s worthy of worship, or that Christ\’s death atoned for our sins. God wants us to trust him, not just believe he exists. If our every demand for proof and explanation were satisfied, we\’d only trust and follow God to the extent that he proved himself to us. We would be relying on the external evidence and our own judgment of it, not actually trusting God. For us to actively trust God, we have to continue in our belief even when what we believe in isn\’t proven. And why is trust so important? Because it requires a deeper relationship with the one trusted. Anyone will believe a stranger\’s statement if he immediately produces proof to back it up, but believing a person without having proof requires the believer to have a positive opinion of the person (at least that they deserve the benefit of the doubt) and to take a certain amount of risk. If the risk is large, the believer is dependent on the person. If the trust turns out to be justified, the believer has a higher opinion of the person and a stronger relationship with them. Another way of seeing it is this: Suppose a married man attends a weeklong, out-of-state conference. His wife can choose to trust that he won\’t have an affair while at the conference, or she can demand proof of his faithfulness by insisting he call her every hour and give a detailed account of his doings, making him wear a beeper so that she can call him at random, hiring someone to spy on him, etc. Yet if she demands proof, the husband will most likely respond with "What, don\’t you trust me?" He will be offended because his wife\’s asking for proof indicates that she doesn\’t trust him – and since she knows his character, her distrust says that his character is lacking. On the other hand, if she trusts him, it says that she really believes he will be faithful – much more so than if she simply stated she trusted him, yet never spent a night apart from him. It\’s much the same with God. God wants us to trust him, because that requires both believing that he is trustworthy and acting on that belief. That\’s not to say that God requires us to have blind faith – he wants us to love him with all of our mind (Lk 10:27), and he will give us reason to believe if we ask him – but that God wants our relationship with him to be built on trust as much as possible (Jn 20:29).

  5. to eaches own i say. i believe there is a god but when it comes to churches and preists and all that i dont believe in. why should i go to a building and pay some guy to tell me about god and what i should and shouldnt do. i pray to god wherever i am at the moment. i live my life to enjoy it, its the only one i have. Have lottsa fun everyone, no matter what kinda fun it is. live life to the fullest. DRUNK THE WEEKEND YAY.

  6. GraduateUnderachiever Ouija boards, tarot cards and other things are doors to the occult. Have you ever seen a possesed person? I have and it\’s not for those who are week in spirit. I can\’t expect you or those like you to understand our beliefs. Unless God opens youe eyes you will never really understand who He is and how He operates. Have you seen the a child brought back to life after all hope was lost? Have you ever witnessed God\’s power that causes all to fall to their faces? Have you ever witnessed a demon posessed person set free in Jesus name? Have you been healed and left doctors speechless? Have you heard Him whisper your name in the night and tell you how much He loves you? God loves you whether you believe in Him or not.

  7. Ashes_021I used to be like you. I\’d want to party it up all the time. But it only leads to death. You are being decieved. You can\’t serve 2 masters. Either you are for God or against Him. You can\’t say you pray to Him and live the way you are and expect Him to bless you. It doesn\’t work that way.

  8. Finally!! Sumone says that the devil is evil today!!! Thank u Gerry, thank u!!! And God Bless!!

  9. this is just my thought, and being a teen it may not mean too much but maybe the reason that so many of us are thinking "the devil" is cool is because we\’re being inforced to believe in "god".. if people let us follow our own path, believing what we want to believe in and thinking the way we want i think that the world would be a better place. maybe not more peaceful in the sense of war, but it would be a better place. organized riligions are a part of society, a part of telling girls they\’re too fat, or too skinny, or ugly, or whatever, a part of telling guys the same thing. it puts stupid pressures on us that we simply dont need. society tells us who to like, how to live, and what we can and or must believe. doesnt that make you a mindless fool that cant forge their own path in life?.. and isnt that the point in a church.. telling people to forge their own path, be their own person…? so technically wouldnt that be hippocracy?.. i have nothing on churches or religions.. my mom\’s a cathloic and my dad\’s a christan… two different belifs, two different practices of religion… but no study of it. i was not baptized.. my mom and dad decided to let us forge our own path, choose what we wanted to believe, choose if we wanted to be baptized.. and i think that is the best way to go. i personally dont believe with churches, but i do however believe in god. i think this, the earth, this planet that we all call home is "hell" and "satan" is whoever we decide to believe to be our ruler. i dont think it\’s fair for anyone to have religion forced upon them, it\’s the reason i can freely say my opinion and know that i wont offend anyone..my parents havent forced religion upon me, nor have my grandparents. all i can say is if we were allowed to believe what we wanted to without having to worry about people being there to force their religion upon us then "satan" wouldnt be so popular amongnst us teens. if we didnt have jahovis witnesses down our throats constantly then this religion thing and the rebillious teens wouldnt be existant.. therefor. the church, although trying to make the world better, is infact, helping to make it worse. but ofcourse, being a teen, my opinion probably doesnt matter.

  10. GraduateUnderachieverIf you want to argue and debate this is not the space for it. Build your own space and tell people what you think, but you will not do it here. My purpose is not to argue with others but to give hope to those who need it and are truly seeking God. You are obviously not one of those.

  11. Hi there Gerry,I usually agree with most of what you say but as for the Art of divination I don\’t. I think ouija boards are not good iether, I used to use them myself when i was younger and had too many strange and not very good experiences and yes if you don\’t know how to use it correctly (wich most people don\’t) it opens doors to all sorts of bad spirits or demons if you might call them, But as for Tarot and astrology and tea leaf reading, that has been around for 1000 nds of years. I love doing my Tarot I think it is not only insightful but fun as well. The cards only project your own energy not anyone else\’s (bad spirits or whatever) It is like dream interpretation. You are just making sense of what you can\’t grasp thru your subconscoius. I know you will be disagreeing with me and making a quote and that is fine but I personally don\’t see anything wrong with Divination.Isn\’t that what prayer is tho? a form of divintation asking a greater "spirit" for guidance? If you have bad intentions then yes bad things will happen, but that is in everyday life, you hurt someone expect no good to happen to you. Karma (wich I beleive strongly in) So besides all that I hope all is well with you and take care :):):):)Em

  12. The-Country-Cowboy said:

    Gerry,Again I am amazed!I was wondering if I could copy your comment to GraduateUnderachiever, on my space? I think it so clearly addresses many of the things people have been challenging me about on my space. Thanks,The Cowboy (Isaac)

  13. Em, This is the first time I\’ve spoken to you in this context. Hope I don\’t ruffle your feathers too much 🙂 Just something to think about. What you call "directing your energy" I call lifting your spirit… I\’m pretty sure we\’re referering to the same thing. I have been involved in a lot of spiritual things in my life. And one day God spoke to me as I was participating in one of these. He asked me how I felt when I was "directing my energy"… I couldn\’t really describe it, He told me "your spirit is lifted up"… I smiled because it was an accurate and perfect description of it. He then asked me "If you\’re not lifting your spirit up to me, then who are you lifting it up too?" As He asked that question I knew what He meant. I looked at the people around me practicing the same thing, and I could see the darkness associated with it. I felt a fear and a dread in my spirit, like I\’d crossed some kind of a line, and I fled the situation and threw it all away. I\’ve never looked back since. I\’m now Spirit Led. By His spirit I can sense what is to come, and He lights my path… it\’s like I\’m a little bit in the future by the Spirit. I\’m really not sure where you and God are at, but if you do speak to Him, I encourage you to ask Him for His take on it.Take care Em,Jason

  14. Em,Just one more thing: If you do a little bit of research on the history of tarot and astrology in general, I think you\’ll be in for a shock at it\’s origin, especially as a mother of children.Jason

  15. Moonunit said:

    Gerry,It\’s hard to change people\’s minds. This is a very controvercial topic, because, despite their beliefs being completly WRONG, and all that *grins* it\’s their beliefs. you can win them over with friendship though, not through debating or fighting. you\’ve laid the cards on their table, it\’s up to them. HOPEFULLY, they\’ll listen to your words and be changed. God willing, they will. I dunno, I\’ve never had the problem some people talk about on here, about having God "forced" on them. My parents don\’t go to church, just me and my sis, and it was our own choice. BUT…heed my words. Believing in the devil as your savior or whatever the heck you believe…is NOT your own choice. It\’s SOCIETY\’S and this culture\’s choice to believe that.

  16. You probably wont get this comment, seeing that u have 43 so far..what i wanted to say is that, I am a teen and the only reason why they do these things is to make fun of people who believe in their religion so much, and now most teens choose their own religion to follow, which i think is wrong….I am 15 but i am not Christian or Catholic…Im Muslim, my beliefs are kind of the same, but we think think different about Jesus, if u want i will explain in another time….I totally agree about Saten and that it is bad to believe tarot and horoscopes and whatnot…but one could have fun with it, but we dont believe in it, we would say, What ever Allah(God) gives us, how wonderful it would be. Feel free to contact me, or go to my space and leave a comment regarding this comment. Amena

  17. i am shocked that a minister would be so rifled by other peoples comments as to refer to them as losers. i agree that if people are bothered by what you say that they should just leave the site and not come back, but for you to resort to name calling makes the rest of your words seem less credible or insightful, which is a shame. i hope that you dont teach your church or your children name calling a way of dealing with a difference of opinions.

  18. naomiGive me a break! You miss the whole point. The devil is a loser and if anyone decides to follow him, they lose as well and their fate will be the same as his. It\’s not name calling, it is stating a fact. Believers are former losers who have come over to the winners side. The devil was defeated by Jesus on the cross. What about you Naomi, are you on the winning side? Or have you chosen the position the is lost? As for me I once was lost but now I\’m found, was blind but now I see.

  19. Wow Gerry, I don\’t get nearly as much comment on my space and I\’m already tired of the attacks. I don\’t know how you feel about those people, so hard to love when ppl have nothing but hate in return. Just a word of advice, we can never convince ppl with our arguments, because if we can, then the glory would belong to us and not to God. Best thing we can do, I guess, is to pray. After all, it\’s God\’s job to open ppl\’s hearts. One day every tongue will confess that He is God and every knee will bow. But for now, keep preaching God\’s word Brother! And don\’t let these people discourage you. God bless!Jin

  20. AmenaYou can not just have fun with tarot cards and other things like them. Others will tell you that they just started out having fun but eventually it pulled them into a trap that only Jesus could bring them out of.I have to tell you straight. Allah can\’t save you, only Jesus can. All the prophets from Abraham up spoke about Him. Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but by me. You can\’t get to God except through Jesus and what He did on the cross for you. He loves you and He is alive today. If you seek Him, you will find Him if you seek Him with an honest heart.

  21. ok then. perhaps you should use your words more carefully? i\’m letting you know how you sound. maybe thats why some teenagers are mad? they think you\’re calling them losers. am i lost? no. but i do not believe that jesus was the son of god either. i believe that jesus had a lot of good points and had a lot of good things to say. but then again, i\’m jewish. i\’m curious, does that mean i\’m going to hell?

  22. naomiIf you don\’t know Jesus as your saviour then you are on the losing side. He is the only hope this world has. Everything else is sinking sand. He was much more than just a good man or a teacher, He is God himself. He gave His life for you so that you could live. The devil already has you blind. You need Him. He loves you.

  23. The-Country-Cowboy said:

    Thanks Gerry

  24. it is unfortunate that you do not listen to what people say to you. as i read the comments people leave for you, they repeat the same things. that realising that people find peace and happiness in different ways is alright. you have it all wrong when you tell a happy 15 year old muslim girl who just wants to see your insight for a moment and share hers with you that she is wrong outright and damned to hell. you have it all wrong when you accuse people without knowing who they are and what they do that they are blind and going to hell. jesus did not teach superiority or that christianity is the only way. thats what his disciples said to spread the word. jesus taught patience, equality, love, and doing helpful things and treating people like they were people. he fraternised and slept with prostitutes because he knew that they were people too, however misguided. he helped sick people and the poor, because he knew they were people too. instead of saying that you are condemned to hell if you do not believe, he said, come with me, i can show you a loving way. christianity should not be about telling people they are wrong, but rather about telling people what is good about christianity, and letting them make up their mind if they want a part in it. even jehovah\’s witnessed listen before they talk. they LISTEN to what people have to say first. i will do what you are telling people to do if they cannot get thru to you. i will give up and hope that other christians out there can read this and understand that in my opinion, religion (including mine) should not be about telling you that you are wrong and going to hell if you do not share the same ideas, but it should be about inviting others in and sharing with them your rituals and your love and understanding. you would be surprised how many religions start the same way, have the same basic principles. you would also be surprised at what christianity originally was before it evolved into the religion it is today. take care

  25. naomi: To be quite frank, it\’s not about what people say helps them find peace. It\’s not about what the masses expect. It\’s not about representing a belief system, or "rituals". It\’s not even about how much we love people. It is all about Him and what He expects, and desires from us. It\’s about upholding His standard and speaking His truth. If you are involved in something the He clearly has placed judgement on, I don\’t need to know you intimately to know that you are violating a law of God. The policeman does not need to know the thief personally in order to repremand him for stealing. (No we do not have the right to judge – give it a rest). But we do have an obligation to warn the thief. Those who God has His hand upon will feel the conviction and the warning from Him and respond or not. It is completely their choice. God does not cater to us. Neither should we to a lie. Jesus was more than a teacher or prophet. He was God himself in a robe of flesh. Moses parted the Red Sea AFTER he was instructed by God to strike the water. Jesus rebuked a storm without consulting with God at all. By what power could a man of done this, without consulation with God, if this was not God Himself? I\’m all for having an open mind, but sometimes a TOO open mind is full of clutter and confusion.Jason

  26. Alexander said:

    Why do we give the concept of Evil a name? Cause then we give it a form. To me Satan mean nothing but a name with no form just a synomy such as Evil. It only exists because "I think" we make it exist. Gerry if people keep on posting the stuff you don\’t want on your site and you keep on deleting it good for you. Keep strong in your fight against them. Other people share your views. You contiue this space and i\’ll continue reading. I read because i find it enlighting.

  27. jason…it SHOULD BE about loving people. how do you gain their trust and loyalties? what you suggest is that based on the FEAR of going to hell, people become Christian and embrace Jesus. i dont want to be apart of a religion that does not teach love and compassion. i dont want to be led by someone who threatens me. "God has created us to love and to be loved, and this is the beginning of prayer–to know that he loves me, that I have been created for greater things."Thank goodness for people like Mother Theresa. "May they who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength." Judges 5:31

  28. Ok I have a big disagreement with you on saying Allah isn\’t the one that is going to save you, personally I like that is very childish. To say being Muslim is wrong is wrong all it\’s own. As for Tarot cards, just because you don\’t have fun with it doesn\’t make it wrong. And saying that 90 percent of the world are losers is wrong, and you will not get any good comments from that. But saying to the Muslim girl that her beliefs that she had belived in all of her life, (most likley) is not going to save her is just childish. It would like be saying beliveing in Jesus will not save you, Allah will be the only one who will save you. Now how does that feel? I bet it almost inrages you. But my point is, you can\’t just tell someone that what they belive in is wrong. It\’s not right, nor will it ever be. Personally, I THINK YOU SHOULD SHUT DOWN THIS SITE! You should not even be a preacher for saying such horendous things to someone. Ortelling people that they are losers! Personally, I think your the one that is a loser for even being a preacher and telling people what they belive in is wrong. No wonder why people lead there life into satan, people like you. You should be stopped!!!!!!

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  30. naomi: It\’s about loving God. He is love. I\’m sorry, but it is God Himself that has ordained Hell as His place of judgement. Does this mean that God is threatening us? When God flooded the Earth, was it not love? When God destroyed Sodom and Gomorra, was it not love? When God expresses his fierceness, indignation, WRATH and ANGER is it not love? When Jesus called the Pharisees vipers, whitewashed and INSULTED them was it not love? When He withstood even his own very disciple and called him SATAN, was it not love? When you yourself stand before God, whether He decides for Heaven or Hell, will it not be love? Sorry, God is not our sugar daddy. He is the commander-in-chief, He is the Lion of Judah, He has fire in His eyes. In all of His majesty and greatness and love, He is something terrible and mighty to be revered, honoured and worshipped. One wrong step in His presence, and one could fall dead, and yes, spend the rest of their lives in Hell. Is it wrong to warn them? Is it wrong to share his law, judgements, commands and SEVERITY? Is it better to paint Him as this unconditionally accepting and loving God only, only for them to realize too late that they\’ve taken Him completely for granted. He is a mighty God. We must represent him completely, accurately and yes, in love. Sometimes the most loving thing you can ever do for someone is the tell them the cold hard truth. It amazes me how people reduce love to being this good feeling… there\’s much more to it than that. Gerry clearly chose that title for shock value, and boy did it ever work. I\’ve heard a lot worse in BLOG land, TV and the newspapers. I wonder if you critisize them too?Jason

  31. does the minister have anything to say on the topic of love? i started my discussion after all with him.

  32. so IT IS about howmuch we love people. what we do in our actions speaks volumes about who we are and who we represent right? i am not criticising the values of Christianity, afterall, i share those same values as a jew. i am criticising those who believe that God in all his capabilities and grandeur has limits and thus only loves those who are loyal to him. Gods glory can be celebrated in many different ways. it is a shame that not everyone agrees.

  33. Thanks for "listening" to me. ;-)Jason

  34. Blessings Brother!!!!!!Hey your "tent peg" looks good there in that land, you have set up camp .. a Glory Camp…in Satans territory…The Light is shining in the Darkness…and the darkness flees…the seven sons of sceva…attempted to "use" envoke the Name of the Lord….and the demons replied…. Jesus we KNOW .. Paul … we know …but who are you …and jumped them and gave them a real thrashing… just like PAUL….. so is Gerry………. greater is HE in YOU.. than He who is in the world!Like I said… your tent peg ….looks pretty good staked there in enemy territory! The kingdom of God advances!!!Praise the Lord!

  35. Naomi: I want you to know that I love the Jews. They are God\’s chosen people, and I pray for them all the time. There is something so special about them. As for the love argument, I don\’t think you\’re getting what I\’m saying. I hope you did.Jason

  36. NaomiI don\’t know how old you are or if you have children, but if you do I would hope you love your children more than your own life. That\’s the way it is with God. He does love everyone. He loved us so much that He gave His life for us. He doesn\’t want that a single person would perish, but He can\’t force them to go his way. All we as Christians are doing is telling people listen, there is a danger ahead. Turn away from it. Is it because we hate people we do this. No it\’s because we do care. We could just go merrily along our way and not tell a soul. I wouldn\’t have to put up with all the abuse I get. But that is not what we are called to do. And by the way Jesus did warn about the dangers of hell.

  37. TheUnknownSoldierI guess we should just keep our mouths shut and let everybody perish. That\’s what you\’d like isn\’t it? Well sorry, as long as I have breath in me I will continue to share the words of Christ. I will continue to tell people that Jesus loves them as long as I can. Jesus is the only way to heaven. It does not bother me in the least to have somebody say I\’m wrong. I\’m not. Not even in the slightest. You see I have met my King and have worshipped at His feet. Nothing in this life beats that.You need Him yourself. He loves you. Seek Him out, He cares for you much more than you can even imagine

  38. Jason.Could you clarify something for me then? Am i destined to not go to heaven because i do not embrace Jesus as the son of god? We pray to the same god. what is there that i am missing.

  39. to the other readers of Gerry\’s blogDont ever give up on going public with your faith no matter what. It doesnt matter what anyone else says it only matters what you believe. People who come around swearing and making life miserable for everyone else just need to get a real life. No one is forcing religion down your throat and nobody told you to come to this space. This is just Gerry\’s way of being loud and proud of being a christian. If he helps a few stray souls get up on their feet then whats the big deal? The point is listen to what your mama told you way back when "If you don\’t have anything nice to say don\’t say it at all" God bless you all Nicole

  40. oh lol so jason believes in mother theresa no wonder he feels threaten by the word hell hope he takes his bible more seriously and studies it and truly prays to the one who not only blesses with truth, wisdom and true knowledge that comes only from Jesus who LOVES as surely as the sun rises, And he is the same one who spoke about hell as much as love, for he is to return to Judge it is scriptural not man made lies, Gerry love your work you are doing and God Bless you fully,

  41. praise2hymnNo Jason is not threatened at all by hell. He believes in it and that Jesus is the only way to get around it. I think you may have gotten him confused with some of the others that have been commenting on my space. I appreciate his help.

  42. The-Country-Cowboy said:

    TheUnknownSoldier, your view may be that Gerry needs to be stopped; what if I was to say that I think you need to be stopped? Hmm? He has never said that anyone should be disallowed to have their own views and site, in fact he often tells people to get their own blogs where they can express their views. And yet you come in here and say he should be shut down. We are not forcing you to read Gerry’s site, or the rest of our sites, and besides this site is about hope and love, not about fear and hate. Perhaps you are like those who, the more they hear the truth, the more they reject it. Or maybe you just have a strong opinion because of something that happened to you personally. Either way, I pray that you find Christ, before it’s too late.

  43. Naomi: Jesus will be the one to make the decision. If you don\’t know Him, He won\’t know you. However Naomi, since you are a Jew, you have inherited a temporal promise, blessing and protection from God since you are His chosen people. I admire Israel\’s fighting spirit. But the truth is, He is very disappointed in His people.Ezekiel 36-38 Jeremiah 3:11-20; 16:14-21 Micah 5:1-5 Zechariah 12-14 Romans 9-11 Did you know that in Romans 10:14, the context of this passage about the preaching the word of faith for salvation is speaking firstly about the unsaved Jewish people? And did you know that God is able to graft in the natural branch (the Jewish people) very quickly back into the olive tree? I am excited for the Jews because I know a remnant will turn their hearts back to Him as prophesied. It is also a sign of His return. It actualy made a way for us as Gentiles to have salvation which I am thankful for. (Deut 32:21). This passage always gives me goosebumps:Romans 11:11-15 11So I ask, Have they stumbled so as to fall [to their utter spiritual ruin, irretrievably]? By no means! But through their false step and transgression salvation [has come] to the Gentiles, so as to arouse Israel [to see and feel what they forfeited] and so to make them jealous. 12Now if their stumbling (their lapse, their transgression) has so enriched the world [at large], and if [Israel\’s] failure means such riches for the Gentiles, think what an enrichment and greater advantage will follow their full reinstatement! 13But now I am speaking to you who are Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I lay great stress on my ministry and magnify my office, 14In the hope of making my fellow Jews jealous [in order to stir them up to imitate, copy, and appropriate], and thus managing to save some of them. 15For if their rejection and exclusion from the benefits of salvation were [overruled] for the reconciliation of a world to God, what will their acceptance and admission mean? [It will be nothing short of] life from the dead!and further down…26And so all Israel will be saved. As it is written, The Deliverer will come from Zion, He will banish ungodliness from Jacob. 27And this will be My covenant (My agreement) with them when I shall take away their sins. 28From the point of view of the Gospel (good news), they [the Jews, at present] are enemies [of God], which is for your advantage and benefit. But from the point of view of God\’s choice (of election, of divine selection), they are still the beloved (dear to Him) for the sake of their forefathers. 29For God\’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.] 30Just as you were once disobedient and rebellious toward God but now have obtained [His] mercy, through their disobedience, There is a special place in my heart for the Jews as you can see. If you want to know more I am definitely open to share.Bless you seed of Abraham,Jason

  44. praise2hymn: I think you\’re referring to the comment from Naomi. Jason

  45. BradThe picture on your space is obscene, so I have deleted your entry.

  46. Christian said:

    okay let me say that i used to beleive in god ans still do but in a differnt form , its all about energy, god is a positive energy not a person , it is the negative energy that people see as the devil , each side has been called what the catholic faith they call them the devil and god, but what people dont get that its not about what happens outside of ourselves, its not what the positive and negative energy of the world say, its what happens in us, the real things we should eb seeking is detachment, total detachment from all that makes us desire this world, we have energy in us, its a scientific fact, and people can\’t see these outside things as they effect us, god does nothing here , and neither does the devil, neither are here on earth, it is in us that miricles happen , it is in us that the negative energy of humans is created, its nto from a god who will embrace us at death, you want to be in one state of happiness for eternity, knowing everything there is to know for eternity, what would you do in heaven, if you know exactly what would happen if you moved to to anything, how can we be happy forever if emotions are part of thios world the suffering world , emotions are dictated by time, we can\’t feel one emotion, bliss , happiness or joy for eternity, we have to change to feel, the worry should nto be with god, or with the devil but with ourselves, and helping and serving and living in as much opurtunity and love as we can, not these words of who is better, because all u are saying is that from ur persepctive this is right, well thats wrong we must understand and look at all parts of us, and work out our issues and live in peace, we must have compassion for all no matter what they do, its not about god and the devil they are outside of us in many faiths, it doesnt matter what is outside of us, but what is within us. the middle path is the only way. and the positive energy is nto in a church , half the people who go dont want to or dont even enjoy it, how can we limit gods world to a church he is all around us in every stone and in everything in us, we can not limit the awesomeness of the energy of this world because everything has energy. thats all i have to say thanks for your time , keep the peace , may the energy be with you. peace to all.

  47. Jason.Wow. thank you. i read your story by the way. and its nice to see that you have found a way to enjoy life and everything around you. good luck with the head gasket.although i have many ideas about religion and both christianity and judaism, i could go on forever and that was not intention when i originally made a remark on this website. you have done a great job of explaining ideas and religious theory, far better than the minister i think. instead of shutting people down with quotes and insulting rational, you have provided me with something to think about as i decide where i stand in the world. gerry, i think you should explain yourself a little more clearly, otherwise, people, like the unknown soldier and praise2hymn, will be swept away by comments instead of facts. it is your accusing tone that bothered me at first. if that were to change, maybe you would have a larger crowd of supporters and people interested in learning from you.

  48. A Logical man, God is bigger than the scope of your logic. If He does not make sense to you logically, is it possible that your logic is flawed? Is it possible that logic as you know it limits the full potential of who you are, and denies full access to your prewired disposition for Him?Just some thoughts… Don\’t be a Wannabe… just be. ;-)Jason

  49. Naomi, Telling another person how they should or should not be on their own space can sound very accusing as well… Trust me, Gerry knows full well what he\’s doing. I really like his style to tell you the truth. It takes a lot of grit and guts to take the stand he\’s taken. Maybe you shouldn\’t criticize a man in his own "house"?Jason

  50. NaomiI\’m not against people at all. I truly love souls and want them to find the truth. I just like to use some shock value to wake some people up. We all need that sometimes. I want to thank-you for your comments on my space. I hadn\’t realized you were Jewish until Jason mentioned it. In the business of the day I somehow missed that to my shame. I realized a little better where you were coming from. I pray that you walk in truth Naomi and that God\’s light would shine upon you.

  51. a logical man I think I saw that movie, wasn\’t it called Star Wars lol. Actually George Lucas based the force upon the new age way of thinking that good and evil are energy forces. You have been fooled and have bought into the lie that there is no God. But there is a God as much as people will try to wish Him away He does exist and he is not energy.He sent His Son to die for you so that you could be reconciled to Him.

  52. Shar Shar said:

    You really offend me. Keep on ranting about the cult your in. No wonder you\’re divorced.

  53. Right on Gerry! You got my support brother!

  54. u dont get my point the devil doesn\’t exist its jsute a symbol that symbolises the satanists beliefs and satanism is not evil it\’S not based on killing cats a giving goats to satan in fact one of the nine satanic commands tells us to never hurt a animal except if he\’s attacking you or if its for your food i dont hate god becasue cnaces is he doesn\’t exist becasue the world is to complicated, the world is just chemical relations and if someones controls that he would be a ssuch complex individual that we couldn\’t understand it besides if gos does exist he made a fuckin mess out of this planet, becasue of him millions of people get killed in holy wars a \’\’perfect \’\’god wouldn\’t let all this crap hapen would he

  55. The-Country-Cowboy said:

    undisclosed,God still loves you, and I hope you find him someday. I think you’re a little confused of the meaning of cult, Webster’s defines cult as: a system of religious of worship or ritual. This site is "ranting" neither; this is a site about the story of Gods love for us, and the need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Therefore it does not qualify as a cult. You don\’t know the whole story behind Gerry’s life; none of us are perfect; if we were there would be no need for Christ to have died. So until you know the whole story, I suggest that you be careful what you accuse. Gerry, we love you anyway, keep on fighting the good fight!

  56. UndisclosedIt\’s not me that offends you it\’s Christ in me that does. You do not offend me and there is nothing that you could say that could steal the joy I have in Christ. Joy that can be yours as well if you get to know Him. He loves you and I care about you and your soul. Seek Him out before it\’s too late.

  57. hi gerry mi mom is also a christian so maybe u can help me with mi problem if u e-mail me u can hear about mi problem i dunno if u will get 2 me cuz u have alot of comments

  58. Hi Gerry, You might not get to read this because you have so many comments! I saw your space and it made me happy. Then I saw other spaces sharing their faith as well. God will bless you so much as he already has. I am 20 and I will be attending Tyndale University. I\’m not sure if you have heard of it. It\’s a Christian university college and seminary. Your space along with others gave me the idea to share my faith as well. When it comes to people and their persecution against us I feel so much better when I remember that if we are like Christ then some will not like us. Also in the time of Jesus, some even hated him without a cause. So it will be for us as well. May God bless and keep you and yours. Nadine

  59. Ha ha your are all wrong you pathetic fools. for there is no god or devil, they are merly things of the imagination ment to make use do the right thing. for if there was a god why would he send use all into a hell hole for a life. really our lives consist of beliveing in something fake and looking up to thous who are more powerful.

  60. howdy, Jason logic"Just some thoughts… Don\’t be a **Wannabe**… " was that a slam towards some one inpiticular Jason your getting better at this.logic is not what you beleave it is what seems posible and what is beleaveable acording to a world with boarders. personaly i dont beleave but i do beleave that a human can over come any opstical with there oun power. but his logic is not flawed yours is (not to be mean) but logic has nothing to do with god if i did beleave in god still logic has nothing to do with god it isnt logical that there is a higher power that watches over us because such things are mistical not physical<<in a way physical what ever you know what i mean.allways peace and love, Jeff

  61. Righto* Shakes head.

  62. Mr_Moo9 My, aren\’t you in for a surprise. God does exist and there is a heaven and a hell. But you choose the direction you want to go in.

  63. Hey gerry and everyone else =)sorry I havent visited in a while, ive been busy. school, friends, boyfriend, family, yeh anyways just had a second so i thought id pop by and see how you wre and what was happening ! yeh I agree with this blog man and if i had time id read ALL the comments on it and reply to people but yeh im still kinda busy. Got alot of spaces i need to visit now that ive got a spare second.love clairegod blesshope all is well.

  64. JeffI said this before to you and I will say it again, the fool says in his heart there is no God. You cannot discern the things of God because you niether know Him nor have met Him. The truth is that the message of the cross seems like foolishness to those who are perishing but us who are saved it is the power of God. Jason\’s logic is not flawed, Jeff. He knows what he is talking about and he makes perfect sense in the things he says.Our lives are a fragrance presented by Christ to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those being saved and by those perishing. To those who are perishing we are a fearful smell of death and doom. But to those who are being saved we are a life-giving perfume.Like Paul I say; And so, since God in his mercy has given us this wonderful ministry, we never give up. We reject all shameful and underhanded methods. We do not try to trick anyone, and we do not distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know that. If the Good News we preach is veiled from anyone, it is a sign that they are perishing. Satan, the god of this evil world, has blinded the minds of those who don\’t believe, so they are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News that is shining upon them. They don\’t understand the message we preach about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.Put aside your logic Jeff and try faith on for a change. I believe God has a plan for you if you give your life over to Him

  65. Jimmy,Let\’s clarify a few things:Since your whole statement didn\’t even do the natural mans\’ logic justice, I\’ve left you some help from the dictionary:Logic: Logic is concerned with what is true and how we can know whether something is true. This involves the formalisation of logical arguments and proofs in terms of symbols representing propositions and logical connectives. The meanings of these logical connectives are expressed by a set of rules which are assumed to be self-evident.The statement: "Don\’t be a Wannabe. Just be"Again, here is a definition of a wannabe."Wannabe": Informal n. One who aspires to a role or position. One who imitates the behavior, customs, or dress of an admired person or group. A product designed to imitate the qualities or characteristics of something. adj. Wishing or aspiring to be; would-be. To me, attempting to interpret God logically is really putting ourselves in a position of being our own God. How his system works is acceptance and faith in what He wants and says. To me, the difference between operating on logic and operating in faith, is the difference between a superficial, intelligent, self-decieving existence (A Wannabe), versus an honest, accepting, full of faith, connected to The Creator existence. (Just being).Can I make it any more clear to you? What got you so riled up?Jason

  66. my my, i see my long blog response about why so many of us teens are truing to "the devil" was deleted.. why? was it because of the points i raised?.. first off id like to say, no one cares about god. god does not in fact exist. Stupid humans who had nothing better to do with their time decided to make him a non fictional character so they could explain the unexplainable.. do you actually have proof that there is an existance that no one can claim to have seen?.. sure i believe in spirtis but that is because my mom has proven it to me, she does tarrot, and she has angel cards and stuff like that. she goes to tea leaf readings which actually turn out to be quite true. from them, she now knows that my sister will come live with us, that i will be a actress working in theatre an other things like my brother and grandfather. she was told in this tea leaf reading that my brother is safe in my grandfathers arms. my mom was raised cathloic however she never forced me to believe in god. i dont believe in it because i simply have no reason to. i can accept that im am infact unimportant. i am nothing special, and so i have no reason of need of faith, hope of belif. if you keep trying to ram religion down every one\’s throat then how are you helping us with our faith, you\’re merely pushing us away…. again, im just a teen, so my opinion is doubtly impotant.. [N]ikki[3]

  67. тяυе_lоνэ_иєνξя_dιεѕ Your post was not deleted, you just didn\’t go down far enough. It\’s still there.You say you believe in spirits but you don\’t believe in God. Well if there are spirits then there must be a spiritual realm. God is spirit. That is where He dwells and those that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. A lot of people don\’t want to believe there is a God because then they feel they won\’t have to answer for the things they have done. But denying that He exists doesn\’t change a thing. He is still there and we all have to face Him one day or another. Just because you can\’t see the wind doesn\’t mean it doesn\’t exist. You can see it\’s effects. In the same way God has made Himself known, you just have to open your eyes and look around. People\’s lives are gloriously changed by Him. Those who had no hope and thought they were insignificant found that they were valued and loved more than they could comprehend.Nikki, you are not insignificant, God loves you. You are His creation. The work of His hands and He does care about what happens to you. If only you knew what it is like to be held in His arms. To hear His voice telling you how much He loves you. You are marvelously and wonderfully made. But understand that God will never push Himself on you. He wants you to come to Him willingly. He loved you so much that He came to earth as a man and died on a cross just so that you could be together with Him. Don\’t shut Him out.

  68. wow, shutting him out… i dont really think i am shutting god out of my life.yes i believe in some spirtual realm, however i do not believe in god. i believe that the only "god" there really is, is depp within yourself, on some unconious level. it\’s not a matter of because i cant see it i dont believe it. there have been things that can only be explained by some kind of spirtual definition. i believe in the stuff my mom does, even though i\’d rather she not know. she has proved me to that spirits are real, so there must be life after death. i believe the only version of "hell" is this earth that we all call home. your spirit goes up, not down.. heaven is just a name, and "god" was just a name givin to the spiritual being within your body, his or her real name is that of your spirit guide.. i feel that i, as Nikkie, am insignificant, not i as my spirit. there is no such thing as one god, we are all a god, a spirit, a being with great power.

  69. Лизка said:

    I\’m honoured about your beliefs, but please don\’t offend other people who believe in other things.

  70. Shar Shar said:

    Like somebody said before, you are divorced. Isn\’t that against your religion? And very hard to get in the Catholic religion?

  71. not that your gonna read this, but you need to lay of everything god, devil, everybody, as i am commenting on this i am validating your far-off-center attitude but tone it down some if you find happieness and personal joy in a religon then all power to you, but don\’t turn your brain off and become a faceless zombie keep your mind open to other things remember your warshipping things that happend 2000+ years ago, and reading a book that was puiblished almost 700 years after the fact…. and i think the natives had something for them i think raven is sitting on his branch

  72. KING_SID_61 Tone it down a bit! Sorry it\’s not going to happen. I will preach Jesus Christ until the day I die. That 2000 year old religion has more impact in people\’s lives and in this world now than it ever did. Why? It is not a religion it is a relationship with the one who died for you and me on a lonely hill 2000 years ago. Jesus. He did not stay dead, but rose and conquered sin and death. He lives in believers all around the world.As for the the bible only being published 700 years ago. The oldest manuscript dates from 70 AD. There are more manuscripts for the bible that say 99.5 % all the same thing, than there are for any other ancient work in history. Before you start mouthing off again, get your facts straight.

  73. Mimko-ChanWhat can I say the Gospel of Jesus Christ will always offend somebody and I am not going to change it or change the way I present it.

  74. AndrewYou don\’t even deserve an answer on that one.

  75. Well very interesting comments so far. I love to visit this site, although I am not a believer, I feel drawn here now and again. When you wrote this, some of the things surprised me and I was going to write something, probably that might not have been well recieved. well I stopped in the middle of writing it and just didn\’t think about it for a few days. Now that I have come back to it I see your points and views and I just feel better, looking at it with a more clear mind. I stil want to say a few things, but I am not breasking any rules (meaning I dont want to debate) just offering a few pennies from my mind.First off I think the problem for young adults is not being offered to the devil necessarily but more that they have had bad experiences with church and/or people they know who are christians. First apperances are everything these days and I myself personally have had a bad experience that put me off of the whole church and God idea. Sometimes the people who you think are the nicest are the worse ones out there.The second thing I would like to bring up is about the home life of people. I think that there are many great families out there. I feel that your comment about broken families and families where parents don\’t have enough time for their children, felt to me generalized a bit. Yes you are right that does happen, but I am a girl from a family that didn\’t do their best and I haven\’t done any devil worshipping last time I checked :)With all of this said I love to come here and read and although I don\’t agree with everything I try my best to keep an open mind and understand it from anothers\’ point of view.Thanks, Jasmine

  76. Ok. So, I\’ve read the comments for this and I hate to say it but this "The devil is for losers" post has angered me. No, I do not worship the devil. Yes I do beleive in satans exsistence along with that of god\’s but I do not choose one over the other. I like a better balance then such. I find it rude to myself to say that only god does good and only god can help and save and protect and all of this, I think satan can help us just as much as god, afterall how can God be proven good without something bad to reffer him to?Now this talk about music, music is evil? Some music does posses evil lyrics and is directed into that… but not even 75% of the worlds music is know as "evil" and quite frankly I listen to music that smashes God at times, because these people beleive Satan is the true saviour. And that is an oppion, it does not change my oppions… but it is a good thing to think of.I was baptized a as christian so all knows. And although I beleive in god, I don\’t really beleive in all of what the "holy bible" has to say. Really, it is very,very old and some of it is highly far fetched. And the Christian religion is filled with bluffs and with contradictions. I need not have refferance for I know it is truth.I\’ve seen seances been done, I\’ve played with the ouija board. I beleive in ghosts, spirints, demons… I\’ve had my tarot done. I do not see how such things deal with the devil? Yes, I am a teen. Also, my parents are lovely people and my home is not what you call a "broken home" once so ever.I also happen to love Astronomy and i\’ve read on Nostradamus… Seeing as Nostradamus knew so much about the future and looked so far into it, which is what these tea leaf readings or tarrot readings do. Does that mean Nostradamus was sided with the devil? Just a question. And just some points that I think you should listen to,thoughts, words.-Tyler

  77. well ima teen and i think that God iz better than the devil … and i juz thought id let you know there are some teen\’z out there serving the Lord 🙂

  78. Tyler.CYou say you don\’t serve anybody. From what I can see you are definetly serving the devil. He has got you so blinded you can\’t see straight. You are on the losing side buddy and guess what that makes you.To accuse God of evil and say that the devil does good makes you look foolish. I have seen the results of the devils work. I have seen demon possesed people and ther is nothing good in it at all. He comes to kill, steal, and destroy. It doesn\’t matter whether you are a believer or not, He hates all of God\’s creation simply because he hates God. Most of the people I have seen destroyed started out innocently playing with occult stuff and said it was just for fun. It wasn\’t too fun once satan dug his nails into them.You said something you should not have. You made a challanging statement and said that the bible is full of contridictions. You said you know this for a fact. Well I am putting you on the spot right now. I want you to list them for me.

  79. Allpraiseandworship Well, I thank you for the feed back… even though it was of no help to me.Thank you for being so kind and throwing such a thing at me as to say I am sided with the devil. Note my sarcasim.Too say something can be purely good or purely evil is what I would call foolish. For even Hitler brought about some good to the world.You also mention possesstion, and you claim this is sent by Satan? Where is your proof that it is his workings?You do not think there are many a contradictions throughout the bible? Even the statement: "The Virgin Mary that bore a child." is a contradiction to itself although it was a claimed miracle.I would like to announce to you that 60%+ of priest are homosexuals. Is that not against the bible and god? Also, alot of churches now do "gay marriages" where members of the same sex are married. This is against the chruches and the religions yet they do such.Let me tell you here AllPraised that I do not bring out words from the bible itself because I find it almost annoying and I only go from my teachings from the catholic school I had attended and the things I myself have studied and witnessesed.I do not think it stupid or foolish that I say that god has committed some acts of wrong, and also do you not see the thusands of deaths of the innocent? Arn\’t those all on his account aswell? I do not think any thing* that is mentally or physically evident can do no wrong, ever… and Jesus did at one time become angy and curse at people and flip tables. This was from gamblers in a church, but even Jesus has done somethings that have inflicted some sort of or form of negative energy. You can not deny me this. And if you\’de like to have a real argument and not just put me down and maybe actually help me increase my learning I would appriciate an E-mail as a response, rather then an arguement on this man\’s site.Thank for your response.Tyler (shorty3007@hotmail.com)

  80. Tyler.c It is very simple, If you are not for God then you are against Him and you are lost. It is a truth that cannot be changed. You came to my space and gave an opinion and so I answered you. What did you expect for me to agree with you.There is only Good and evil. There is no in between. God is a holy God and there is no unrighteousness in Him. If you have ever come into His presence like I have you will know that sin and evil cannot abide around Him. Jesus was also sinless. The only sinless man that ever walked this earth. The virgin birth is fact, there is no contridiction there. You either take Jesus for who He said He is or you don\’t.Again you state something about preists without backing it up. I am not a Catholic by the way, but I think when you make a statement like that you better have some pretty solid evidence.I\’ll tell you why you don\’t like the bible because it is truth and you can\’t stand that. You don\’t want to be told that you are a sinner and need repentence. So you make up your own beliefs which will never save you. Only Christ can. You are pretty confused and I don\’t think you\’ve read the bible very much. Jesus never cursed at anybody. He got angry but never once did he curse. Innocent people die because we live in a sinful and fallen world. God is not responsible for that, we are. Man sin has been the problem, so if you want to blame someone it\’s us.How do I know that the demons come from satan? lolSomebody once said that Jesus was the devil and He was casting out His own demons. Jesus said that any kingdom divided will not stand so if satan casts out satan he is against himself. I have seen the power of Jesus name. I have heard the demons fear just at the mention of His name. This is what God had to say through the prophet Isaiah;Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.Please before you start attacking things you know nothing about at least look into them. You\’ll look a little more less foolish next time.

  81. Hehe. Alright sir, your faith in God seems very,very sturdy so I will no longer question you.For my path is obviously different then yours, this is fine. Just please dont go on telling me I am sided with Satan.And you knowing much about god and jesus and christianity will know that everyone is forgiven so it isn\’t like god to accuse someone of such an act.But I will have you know, what I said about the priest\’s is no lie, it is fact and I seen it on a news chanel and have you not heard of the molestations that continue in chruches? Its been around a long time. -shrug-And please, stop telling me what I am? That\’s not your concern? Yes, we all sin you said it yourself… that you beleive Jesus was the only man to never sin.I wont question on how there is no middle. I really do wish that everything in the bible was true. I do, I will tell you that, but unfortunetly I do not think it is.Sorry I attack things in which my knowledge is lesser than yours because I do not study religion. I only acknowledge it and disagree with some of its statements.I would also like to know where you back up your fact that the virgin Mary did infact not have sex and did infact bore a child… thank you.I guess you can say I do build my own sort of religion, you\’ve got that right… because I do not surrender fully to God, because I am not willing to make such a decision.But I do beleive in his exsistence and that he is good and that the devil is bad. That has been outlined, but I am too cautious to sub-due to either side COMPLETELY. Although I favor God, because we all know that good always seems to prevale? -shrugs-At least your most current post had some words of wisdom at the end. My words mean very little to you, I know this.Thanks for stating my confusion… because at my age we are all slightly confused and figuring things out, you can\’t disagree on that…Have fun continueing your space, I do not think I will be posting again after today, the only day I\’ve posted. It\’s been fun, you make good points and refuse to look at any of mine because they simply dont matter to you because you\’re on a one-way track and maybe that is most wise. I can\’t be sure.I wont leave you with any fancy words from prophet\’s like you did me, because I like to speak for myself with my own words. Have a good night, thanks for the response and the output.P.S knowing that you dont care for what I say, I have no more reason to go on speaking here, but I left a way to contact me if you ever want to speak with me. Farewell.-Tyler

  82. Farewell Tyler C… I was trying not to intervene, because I know your comments are directed at Gerry. But I can no longer resist the gross intellectual vanity and pretentiousness I see in your comments. You see Tyler, either you\’ve met Him before and backslid, or you never actually met Him at all. And until you do, you\’re just toying with the concept of God. Which truthfully is an insult to Him. Until you are prepared to have the courage to serve him whole-heartedly, you\’ll happily sit on the fence, content with knowing you\’re not wrong, but you\’re not right either. Brilliant isn\’t it? It is a coward\’s stance. (I know, in all your intellectual glory, you\’re content with that… Meh) You go ahead and experience life, and weigh things and all the other vain things you said. Solomon traveled these paths and many more experiencing life and in the end this was his consensus:Ecclesiastes 12:13 [Amplified] All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God\’s providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man. Again… "Farewell" Tyler.Jason

  83. Fanaticism says that if people do not accept doctrines or ideas, they may be coerced, persecuted or even eliminated, either by believers, or by a "higher authority." This includes prophecy that unbelievers will be "eternally damned" after a final "judgement day". Non-fanaticism says that although not everything and every belief is true, differences of opinion and belief are to be tolerated; and ideas are to be freely discussed, considered and debated, NOT suppressed.Fanaticism teaches what to think; non-fanaticism teaches how to think.Fanaticism is a simple thing, and it is that easy to recognize. That is to say, the potential for fanaticism in an ideology is that easy to recognize. In fact, as we can see around us, many followers of religions that have recognizable seeds of fanaticism are not fanatics

  84. Praise the Lord that your mom did take the O board away from you. The devil knew you where a threat, but God was greater.God Bless

  85. BaconTorpedos, What prompted your definition of fanatacism?Jason

  86. Jason,Look around ,you cant be that blind i also would like to quote a contradiction from the a post above"He loved you so much that He came to earth as a man and died on a cross just so that you could be together with Him" .Now we are told Jesus was this so called God talk about confusing,seems these teens who are posting have their eyes open eh( im Canadian).Maybe my post will open someone elses eyes and say heh wait a minute?If there is this so called God then why are there so many different religions, and then you can say well maybe one of them is right and all the rest would be um what? you got it screweddddddddddddd.I reiterate what i said before , if this beleif helps people get by or makes them feel better its fine with me,me personally im a man who came from the earth and shall return to whence i came and not because of any ordained godly intervention or any other supernatural reason,ps i also dont beleive in any devil so dont be quoting me any scriptures(which seems to be the answer for everything and the defeatest way out)Your beleifs are fine with me just dont go raggin on others because they dont feel the same way,also dont say dont come here and post crap either ,its public if you dont want this or that then make it private.I have my blog public anyone can post anytime they so chose and though none of you have alot of you have visited including this blogger from this one.I look forward to peoples responses,and as for your origianl inquiry my previous post pretty much says it all on Fanaticsm no need to repeat as obviously it has struck a nerve.

  87. BaconTorpedos, Easy on the defense killer. It\’s just a question. I\’m actually interested in your perception. Ok, I think what you\’re trying to say is that believing in God is a form of fanaticism because it causes someone to follow a teaching and conversely causes them to stop thinking for themselves? Would you say this is a fair assessment of what you\’ve said so far?Jason

  88. killer lol u seem to know more about me than youhmmmm hahahhaa just kiddingseems your eyes are opening keep re-reading the post and you will see the light sort a speak:)

  89. nitrobassboats1, Sorry, you didn\’t answer the question. Is it a fair assessment of what you are saying or not. I would continue to re-read your statements over and over again, but then I might be suscribing to a single teaching, when what I\’m really trying to do is exercise my ability to comprehend, discern, and decide for myself what is truth and what is not in truth in what you are trying to convey.Again, a simple yes or no will suffice.Jason

  90. sorry Jason im lost in the moment ,because i was thinkinghmmmmmm you knoww how this devil dude lies and tricks ya and all that spiel ,well what if just imagine if GOD was in fact the Devil,and the Devil was GOD,,now thatd be dam funny because be a lot of people be screwed,, makes ya wonder dont it? just a thoughtnitro

  91. bacontorpedos, Again, you\’re afraid to commit to your words. Next time you pass judgement, make sure you\’ve judged your own stance first. Especially if you consider where your coming from to be a place of freedom or enlightenment. If the way you thought truly was of redemptive benefit, I don\’t think you\’d be tossing these random little ideas all over the place. You would have a solid foundation from which to speak, from which to guide, from with to empower others — which I\’ve been trying to get to, but have concluded there is none. It\’s easy to say I just don\’t get it, but sad to say, I do get where you\’re coming from. That in itself goes against your living-in-a-bubble philosphy. I\’m sorry I didn\’t fit your cliché. I\’m sorry you\’ve subscribed to the idea that we don\’t think for ourselves. I\’m sorry that you\’re content with you\’re hypocritical judgements of us. I\’m sorry you can\’t even demonstrate the sanity behind your own statements, yet you question ours. I\’m sorry that you assume so much."Fanatically" yours,JasonPS: Oops, I forgot to say Jesus, God and Devil. There you go, that should be enough ammo for ya! Fire away eh?

  92. nitrobassboats1Sorry no cursing of any kind is allowed here. If you think that you can shake the faith of Jason or myself, you might as well be trying fly without wings. It can\’t be done. If our faith in Christ is labels us fanatics, praise God. Doesn\’t change the way I feel. You could call us whatever you like, but our faith remains strong. Why? Because we know in whom we believe and we are persuaded that He is able to keep us against whatever the enemy throws our way and if all that you have written in your comments is the best you have to offer, you have failed miserably.

  93. lol to funny, the power of god has removed my postnice to have that power eh o well keep leading the sheep to the wolves, im not offended by your weakness dont fret ,be happppy i need to download someblack sabbath i have an inklingnitro

  94. Sometimes I wonder why God made us so stupid, but yet still able to breathe. Oh well, He knows what He\’s doing.Jason

  95. I\’m so glad I stumbled onto your sight, it\’s awsome to see other people living for Christ, what a witnessing tool we have on the internet.Like you I have been exposed to the oujia board the first time when I was about three or four, my parents had one and any time they would ask it a question about my oldest brother, it would slide of the board it never gave them an answer. I\’m sure it was probaly stuffed in the back of a closet or even lost, but within two years of them asking it many questions about my brother, he was killed at the age of 12 in a freak accident, am I saying it was directly reponsable for his death?, no, but I know without a doubt it opened doors that where never intended to be opened. Now at the time it wasnt even thought of, I know my parents never even put 2 and 2 together, because eight or so years down the road guess what found it\’s way back into our lives, I\’m not even sure how, if it was a gift (some gift), or if they bought it, what ever it was, it was there again, opening more doors, (it\’s gotta pain God to see us make bad choices over and over again) I don\’t remember any other questions anyone ever asked it, except the one about me, they would ask it how many children I would have when I grew up, over and over again they asked, it always came back with the same answer 7. now let me tell you about me I\’m 38, my husband and I have been married for 16 yrs. we have a beautiful lil. girl who is six. We where blessed with our daughter after ten yrs. of trying for a baby and many miscarages, I\’m thankfull to our God above for a close friend of ours who after hearing me tell about how we had a oujia board when I was growing up, and it didnt work because it said I was going to have 7 children, and we didnt have any and where told in so many words that we probaly wouldnt.He knew in his spirit, there was a door opened and after seeking counsel from our Pastor and other Ministers in our church he came to me and told me he believed that when they asked how many children and it said 7, it wasnt saying live children, I shutter when I think I might of never known my baby girl, and I might of had 7 miscarages, let me tell you we prayed and renouced that curse off my life, and my sweet little MacKenzie was born within 2 yrs. All glory to God!!!

  96. Ruby Crystal said:

    *falls over laughing* AHAHAHA! the DEVIL?! greater than /GOD/?! that\’s rich. I\’m sorry, but i just have such a hard time believing someone would bost about "the greatness of the devil over God". . . then again, why not, i guess it must happen somewhere, i\’v just never witnessed it, ne?oh! and to: AllpraiseandworshipWell, if you\’re not for God, it dosen\’t necesarily mean you\’re for the devil. You\’re just "luke warm". But actually, being luke warm is worse than being pure evil. Atleast at the last moment, someone who\’s always walked in the darkness can suddenly turn to the light, but if you\’re luke warm, God will "spit you out" or something like that. I don\’t remember the exact quote, even though my dad\’s always quoting it to me ^^"" i\’ve a bad memory. But yeah. don\’t get me wrong! i\’m not encouraging anyone to go evil all the way ^^"" *sweat drop*, i\’m just making the point that if you\’re not for God, it dosen\’t necesarily mean you\’re against him.

  97. Ruby_Crystal You are playing a dangerous game. If you are not for God, you are against Him. There is no middle ground. You need to heed your dad\’s advice and get close to Jesus.

  98. wooo found thsi space.i believe in god.yuppp.i\’ve been going to catholic sleepover camp for teh past 5 years.no its all praying all day but we have mass daily and say the rosary before we go ot bed.the rest is canoeing and hiking and seimming and fun stuff.woot.thought i\’d share that haha =P

  99. You folk sound like drones playing \’dungeons and dragons\’, why take the bible so literaly, its was meant to teach people good values. Now it distortes you and makes you rely on it. It is your crutch. its as if im looking at a bum while i walk the street, id like to help but i just know nothing i can say will change your mind, you have convinced yourself to be narrow minded and shun all that isnt christian. Your blind.

  100. fityfiiiveThe bible says that you are the one who is blind;If the Good News we preach is veiled from anyone, it is a sign that they are perishing. Satan, the god of this evil world, has blinded the minds of those who don\’t believe, so they are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News that is shining upon them. They don\’t understand the message we preach about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. 2 Cor. 4:3-4The signs are all around you that Christ is returning but you can\’t see them because you\’re on your way to hell. I pray God opens your eyes before it\’s too late.

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